Thursday, December 17, 2009


We're happy to announce the winners of the prize draw for the Library Survey 2009.

Winner of the iPod Shuffle:
  • Dr Joanna Pocock (pictured with Peter Morgan, Head of Medical and Science Libraries)
Winners of a £10 Amazon voucher:
  • Dr Peter Brown
  • Dr Amos Burke
  • Sharon Geva
  • Sarah Moore
  • A.N. Other
Congratulations to them, and many thanks to everyone who contributed to the Library Survey 2009. The results make very interested reading and we will be publicising the results and what we intend to do with them in due course.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas break

The Medical Library will close at 12.30pm Thursday, 24th December 2009 and re-open 8.00am Monday, 4th January 2010.

We wish you a merry Christmas

and a happy new year!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

which citation manager?

Zotero, RefMan, Endnote, citeulike etc etc..... there's just so many reference management tools out there, but which is best?

Monday, December 07, 2009

Survey Closed

Thank you!

Your contribution to the Library Survey 2009 was very much appreciated.

We'll be reviewing all the feedback, and will be contacting the winners of the prize draw shortly.

Protect yourself and our patients this winter

Message from Addenbooke's:

"Protect yourself and Addenbooke's patients this winter"

Help us protect you and our patients:

  • Do not come into hospital if you have been unwell in the last 48 hours
  • Children should not visit unless it is essential
  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water
  • Catch it, bin it, kill it.

Norovirus and Swine Flu avice

Annual Evidence Update: Alcoholic Liver Disease

NHS Evidence – gastroenterology and liver diseases will be publishing its first Evidence Update on alcoholic liver diseases on 7 December 2009.

NHS Evidence Annual Evidence Updates (AEUs) attempt to draw together recently published, high quality evidence - focusing particularly on systematic reviews and published guidelines - which it is hoped will inform and enhance the decision making and planning of clinicians, commissioners and others involved in the process of health care.

"Alcohol misuse produces a spectrum of liver injury ranging from simple fatty change through alcoholic hepatitis to cirrhosis and, in some 20% of individuals, to hepatocellular carcinoma. We will be presenting an overview of the best systematic reviews and selected primary research from the past two years, along with commentary from experts in the field. We will also provide links to useful policy documents and other items of interest."

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Journals Consultation

In 2008, as part of its refurbishment programme, the Medical Library removed over 500 non-current journal titles. This was an important first step towards our strategic objective of becoming predominantly an electronic library depending far less on printed literature.

Read all about the latest phase of our Library improvement programme!

Library Survey 2009 - Last chance.....

Thank you very much if you’ve completed a survey.

If you’ve not done it yet ……. Last chance for us to hear you! (and last blog asking for your contribution!)

Survey closes on Monday 7th December 2009.

Remember there’s a chance to win an iPod Shuffle or Amazon voucher!

The breakdown of respondents is: (number in brackets is previous breakdown of respondents)

Student: (41%) 42%
Medical: (18%) 20%
Nursing & Midwifery: (13%) 13%
Scientific & Technical Staff: (8%) 9%
Allied Health: (10%) 7%
Non-clinical Staff: (5%) 4%
Other: (3%) 3%
Management: (1%) 1%
Dental: (0%) 0%

Have you added your voice yet?

New issues raised/ Previous issues repeated:

  • “library open days”
  • Noise levels – because of building work, and because of library users
  • Opening hours (again)
  • Book issues
  • Study environment (“turn up the heaters!” “turn on the lights!”)
  • Access to library for non-NHS staff and non-University staff/students
  • Support for literature searching

Previous issues raised

LibQUAL is an online survey that has been used by libraries around the world. It only takes 10-15 minutes and the analysis is completely confidential.

Any questions?


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